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Cursed Letter

Wondrous Item, rare

This letter appears to be an ordinary leaf of parchment. Upon opening and reading the letter, the recipient receives a powerful curse that causes them to have horrific nightmares whenever they attempt to sleep.

Curse: Anyone who read the Cursed Letter is immediately afflicted by its curse. The curse prevents the recipient from gaining the benefits of a long rest, and they gain one level of exhaustion every 24 hours until the curse is removed. The curse can be removed by making and sending four copies of the letter to four different recipients, or by using a Remove Curse spell or similar magic.

To make a copy of the Cursed Letter, the recipient must first make a DC 15 Intelligence (Arcana) check to understand how the curse works. They can then use this knowledge to create four copies of the letter using the same method. Once the copies are made, they must be sent to four different recipients. The curse will be lifted once all four copies have been sent.

Destroying the letter does not end the curse, and the recipient must track down another if they wish to make their own copies.

Creation Notes

Inspiration words: soul and forward.

What if those annoying forwards really worked?

Meta Information

  • unidentified: Letter